Many wonderful teaching opportunities are often left out when we jump straight to coding robots. There is a world of science and math that makes these robots possible. There is an equal amount of math and science in how we use them. I will show you how to use the Sphero robot when teaching various math and science concepts. I am using Sphero because it doesn’t need to be assembled. It also provides a good starting point. The concepts taught with Sphero are a good starting point for other concepts.
Microsoft Forms is an application for creating polls or surveys. The form is created and shared online. You don’t need to purchase Microsoft Office 365 to use the Forms application. Microsoft offers basic services for free with their Outlook email account. The services are all Cloud-based with support for apps on mobile devices. The services include the three major applications.
This issue covers the use of several Google applications to gather information. These tools include Google Keep to collect web resources. It is useful at collecting web sources and organizing those resources. There are extensions we will use to add functionality to Google Chrome. These extensions include Nimbus and Reader View. Google Docs uses add-ons to add features. We will use the EasyBib add-on to help build our citations page. We will use Google Drawings to construct a basic bubble map graphic organizer. With Google Docs comment option we will provide feedback to students on their work. There are various ways to publish our finished document and we will explore three of those options.
Google Team Drive is relatively new to the G-Suite of applications. Team Drive is developed to help teams organize and keep track of important documents. Team Drive has many similarities to shared folders. And, It has some important differences. Knowing the differences is useful for deciding when to use Shared folders or Team Drive. I will review how shared folders work so we can compare them to Team Drive.